I had the pleasure of transforming a home office space for a friend that recently started working from home. See the full post including the inspiration board here.
First for the before.
The space is small, long and narrow. One thing she knew was that she didn’t have enough storage space to accommodate actually working in here. so that was a priority for sure.
And here is the after. For starters we added simple easy ikea bookshelves to surround the window. Our goal was to create a functional spot that mimics a built in without the cost and fuss. Tucking the bench in-between was a great way to make just a hint of extra coziness. The bench is a favorite (cheap!) item have used several times. It is just an easy target piece that is easy to reupholster to make it seem custom. Check it out here.
The plug in library lights mounted above the bookshelves also helps give that custom feel without breaking the bank. They are plug into the wall too! the cord here is tucked right behind the shelf so you can’t even tell, but it gives a nice little additional ambiance, especially when winter comes and the light goes away!
We stocked the shelves with books mixed with little nick necks to help it feel cozy, but again also organized and ready for the work day.
Next we made sure she had a practical open desk for working but also infused some inspiration. I love the way this canvas fills the entire space, and another little library lamp allows for practicality.
I love the print we used for both the custom made window cornices and the pillow. Fabric and cozy pillows help layer in a level of comfort in the space to make it feel extra homey.
Above I zoomed in a bit on the cornices. As I mentioned I custom made these for this space. I will be posting a tutorial on how to, but honestly I was a little nervous to box out custom ones myself, but I love the way they turned out and they were super easy. If you follow me on insta stories you may have seen a big one I just made for my kitchen. Once I get that finished I will post on the process.
So, I was very happy with the way the space came together. I am just jealous of her that she works from home and I don’t!
2 Replies to “Design Reveal: Black & White Home Office”
Looks great. However, isn’t there some way to hide all of the cords under the desk?
Hi Andrea – thanks for stopping by the blog. I agree about the cords. It’s not ideal. If it were my house I would probably have a plug added to the middle of the wall so you don’t see them. But in this instance the office is temporary. They are planning a bigger remodel in a year or so that will create a new space for her. So the cord was something she was willing to live with for a short while!